The proposal of the leader of the party “Batkivshchyna” Yulia Tymoshenko to impose martial law on the territory of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk republics is no more than a PR stunt, designed to attract the attention of the new U.S. administration. Such opinion in interview “Tape.ru” stated the head of the Duma Committee on CIS Affairs, Eurasian integration and relations with compatriots Leonid Kalashnikov on Tuesday, February 7.
“This is an attempt to draw attention to the events in Ukraine, his former patron — America in the person of its new chief (President of Donald trump — approx. “Of the tape.ru”). It’s such a PR campaign, Tymoshenko, who is at the toilet he waited for the tramp, and now I came home and she had to say something,” said Kalashnikov.
According to him, earlier, the Kiev authorities tried to do it “through military operations in the vicinity of the Town, but they did it clumsily”.
Commenting on given Tuesday in the TV channel ICTV the statement of the foreign Ministry Pavel klimkina about the possible introduction of martial law throughout the country, Russian MP expressed doubt that Kiev will go to this step.
Kalashnikov noted that this topic has long been discussed, but “to translate it into the plane of the antiterrorist operation, will have to change much”. “This is due to the introduction of universal mobilization regime in the Ukraine and impact on the international situation”, — said the MP.
The day before, on February 6, Yulia Tymoshenko demanded to adopt the law on occupied territories and to impose martial law in the Donbass.
The day before, had a telephone conversation with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and his us counterpart Donald trump. The conversation lasted more than an hour, the presidents discussed the issues of strengthening strategic partnership between the two countries and the situation in the Donbass. Pavlo Klimkin during a telephone communication, later told reporters that trump was well informed about what is happening, including in the area of Avdeevka and asked “very clear questions”.
Another aggravation of the situation in the South-East of Ukraine began after the attempts of Ukrainian army to attack the militia positions at the end of January. The fighting that ensued under the plant, were the most violent since August 2015, when Kiev security forces conducted massive bombardment of the breakaway Donetsk national Republic (DND).